Scents so easily evoke our favourite moments. This is because unlike other senses, smell travels directly to the emotional and memory centres of our brain. Go on, take a mental vacation with these.
BVLGARI ALLEGRA EDP
No packing is required for this Roman holiday. Choose from a quintet of Riva Solare (bergamot), Fiori D’Amore (rose), Dolce Estasi (citrus), Rock n’ Rome (floral fruity) and Fantasia Veneta (patchouli). We were especially chuffed to learn that the bottle comprises 96% glass and was made in one single piece, which reflects Bvlgari’s technical prowess and commitment to reducing impact on our environment. But here’s the fun bit: add a spritz of one of five Magnifying Essences (musk, rose, patchouli, vanilla, and bergamot) to further personalise your fragrance.
AMAN SPA CANDLES
The leading name in wellness retreats with 20 destinations across the world and several more in the works, Aman tries to capture those feelings of serenity with its first Spa Candles collection. Available in Grounding (ginger and jasmine), Nourishing (bergamot) and Purifying (rose and geranium).
AESOP RAEMADE ADVENTURER ROLL UP
This collaboration with responsible fashion label Raeburn features limited-edition roll ups, all handcrafted in London using reclaimed 1960s aeronautical navigation maps of regions struggling with environmental degradation. Each houses Aesop’s Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm and Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Mist. The woody-citrusy aroma is an instant mood booster! Only 300 sets are available.
JO MALONE LONDON YELLOW HIBISCUS COLOGNE
With notes of lime, rose, jasmine and musk, this latest addition to Jo Malone London’s Blossoms collection will energise your spirits instantly. Since launching in 2011, Blossoms has drawn on exotic destinations. Amid Covid-19 travel restrictions, nonetheless, the perfumers looked to the majestic and vivid beauty of the hibiscus, which led them to Hawaii, where the yellow hibiscus is official state flower.